Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: worried but not neurotic | 2008/11/13

Q.

lump behind both nipples - 7 year old

My 7 year old has just told me that her nipples are sore and that they feel hard. When I checked, I felt that there was definite lumps hard as a rock behind each nipple. Surely she isnt starting to develop breasts so young?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This may be an early onset of puberty, but only if other signs of puberty are starting as well.As she is so young it would be best to ask your paediatrician to see her just to be on the safe side.

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